3.2.1 Academic Freedom and Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

A. Purpose

This document states the institutional policy concerning academic freedom and responsibility.

B. Persons Affected


C. Definitions

Faculty is defined to include all academic ranks.

D. Policy

A UT Tyler faculty member is entitled to academic freedom subject to the adequate performance of other academic duties and the constraints described in the Regents’ Rule 31004.

E. Responsibilities

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs is responsible for the administration of this policy.

F. Procedures


G. Review

The Divisional Head for this policy is the Provost. This policy shall be reviewed every five years or sooner if necessary by the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs in consultation with the Faculty Senate.

H. Resource Documents

Series 31004 Regents' Rules and Regulations


LAST AMENDED: 04/22/2009

AMENDED: 02/2019

AMENDED: 10/2021